Jay Nixon State Park
|Jay Nixon State Park|
Park sign on Missouri Route N
|Location||Reynolds, Missouri, United States|
|Area||1,230 acres (5.0 km2)|
|Governing body||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Jay Nixon State Park|
Jay Nixon State Park is a state park in Reynolds County, Missouri, that was announced by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in January 2017. The park is named for governor Jay Nixon under whom several new Missouri state parks were added.
At the time of the park's announcement there were no facilities in the park, and it could only be accessed via the Ozark Trail. After initially announcing the park open, though largely inaccessible, the park's website was updated to say that as of February 2017[update], it is closed with no access.
The name of the new park has been controversial, and on January 12, 2017, Missouri state senator Gary Romine and state representative Paul Fitzwater filed bills in their respective chambers to rename the park Proffitt Mountain State Park.
- "Jay Nixon Property: Fact Sheet" (PDF). Missouri State Parks. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "Jay Nixon State Park". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
- Baughn, James (2017-02-10). "Jay Nixon State Park (Part 2): Missouri's most inaccessible state park". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
- Zimpfer, Travis (2017-01-12). "Romine and Fitzwater look to change name of Jay Nixon State Park". The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
- ""SB924"". Missouri State Senate. Retrieved 2017-02-08.